CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL (CIDF)is a premier festival of documentary films in the U.S. The thought-provoking 10-day film event established in 2003 is dedicated to the celebration and cultivation of the documentary film. Our eclectic programming is designed to extend appreciation of the art of documentary film and its unique power to inspire and communicate a world of ideas and cultures. Each edition presents an array of extraordinary programs, showcasing the work of brilliant filmmakers and providing a venue for established and emerging artists of film as well as doc film buffs to see the most interesting international picks. Over $ 50,000 in unrestricted cash plus other prizes are awarded by the jury.
CIDF is presented by the Society for Arts, a non-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization which depends on contributions from individuals, businesses and government to make the program possible.
CIDF TRAILER by the Oscar-nominated film artist Tomek Baginski